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  1. July 9, 2020Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF) seeks treasurer
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    The Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF) at the University of Waterloo was created by a graduate student referendum in 2001-2002 for the purpose of "funding an on-going commitment to enhance the learning, research, and overall experience of graduate students at the University.

    They are current seeking a candidate for the position of treasurer:


  2. July 6, 2020UWaterloo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2020 champions are announced

    When over 200 students registered to compete in the faculty-based 3MT heats between February 3 and March 13, not one of them anticipated that a global pandemic would render the in-person University-wide competition impossible.  But the show must go on!  With the faculty-based 3MT champions named, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted the first ever virtual 3MT competition.

  3. June 25, 2020Waterloo celebrates eight Vanier Scholars
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    The 2020 Vanier scholarship results have been released, and eight of our Waterloo doctoral students are recipients of this prestigious award.  The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre

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  1. June 19, 2020Benefits of a team-driven PhD

    Before starting my PhD at the University of Waterloo, I had the expectation that a PhD would involve me picking my own research problem and working independently on the problem. My first semester during the PhD brought me to the realization that I would be working in teams on multiple industry projects, which were supposed to guide me towards identifying a relevant research problem.

  2. May 8, 2020Productivity Tips from a Graduate Procrastibaker: steps to set yourself up for success working from home

    If you’re anything like me as a grad student, with the onset of Covid-19 and subsequent quarantine, you are constantly being bombarded on social media by conflicting articles about how to stay productive, how being unproductive in times of crisis is okay, and my personal favourite, (and consequently one I contribute to) idealized and highly stylized procrastination social media posts, mine are usually in the form of posting my many baking projects. Quarantine has both changed many things and at the same time, very few.

  3. Apr. 20, 2020Making the most of your time away from the lab: Tips on conducting research remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic!
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    Given the unprecedented situation with the Covid-19 outbreak, we have seen a new global reality unfold before our eyes. In response to this outbreak, many universities across the world have suspended all in-person classes, events and research operations and are in the process of transitioning to a remote work style.

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